Trey Anastasio Trio Offers Tour Debuts, Rarities, & Jen Hartswick In NOLA [Video/Photo]

first_imgOn Friday night, the Trey Anastasio Trio continued their three-night run at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, LA. Fans have been eager to see Trey, drummer Russ Lawton, and bassist Tony Markellis on the road, particularly given the surprise announcement of the trio’s substitution for Trey Anastasio Band tour back in March—this announcement came on the heels of TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski’s emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. The trio is a throwback to the earliest iteration of Trey’s solo band, which came together after the three musicians first played together at a Vermont performance under the moniker 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes 20 years ago.For the second night of the New Orleans run, Trey Anastasio Trio opened the show with a first set full of fan-favorite Phish tunes like “Blaze On”, “46 Days”, “Tide Turns”, and “Alaska”, as well as Trey Anastasio Band songs “Corona”, “Greyhound Rising”–which had not been played since Trey Anastasio Band’s performance on 5/5/17 at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN, after a two year gap–and the live debut of “Every Story Ends In Stone”, a song that had not been played since 2003.Set two opened with “Burlap Sack and Pumps” from The Horseshoe Curve album, and featured TAB’s “Simple Twist Up Dave” and “Alive Again”, marking the another first for the Trey Anastasio Trio. The tour debut of  “Twist”–which had never been given any Trey band treatment outside of Phish–appeared in the second song slot, with versions of Phish’s “Miss You”, “Farmhouse”, and “Julius” also on deck.For the encore, Trey Anastasio Band trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick emerged for Phish’s “Waste”, followed by the tour debuts of “Mozambique” and “Clint Eastwood” by the Gorillaz.Trey Anastasio Trio tour continues tomorrow as the band concludes their three-night run at the Civic Theatre. For a full list of upcoming Trey Trio dates, head to Anastasio’s website. Below, you can see pro-shot videos of the first and second set openers from the Trey Anastasio Trio show in New Orleans, as well as a gallery of photos from the show via photographer Matthew Rea. Load remaining images Photo: Matt Reacenter_img Setlist: Trey Anastasio Trio | Civic Theatre | New Orleans, LA | 12/27/18I: Blaze On, Corona, Greyhound Rising, Every Story Ends In Stone, 46 Days, Tide Turns, AlaskaII: Burlap Sack and Pumps, Twist, Simple Twist Up Dave, Miss You, Alive Again, Farmhouse, JuliusE: Waste, Mozambique, Clint EastwoodTrey Anastasio Trio | Civic Theatre | New Orleans, LA | 12/27/18 | Photos: Matt Realast_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Deliver Explosive Performance On Night One In Denver [Photos/Full Video]

first_imgOn Thursday, The Disco Biscuits opened up their annual Bisco Inferno run with the first of two shows at Denver, CO’s Ogden Theatre.The Disco Biscuits Announce THC Extract Collaboration With Colorado’s Green Dot LabsThe Disco Biscuits opened up their first set with fan-favorite “42”, which the band ultimately ended up leaving open-ended and dove back into to close out their second set. “42” smoothly transitioned into an inverted rendition of “Aquatic Ape”, followed by “King Of The World” sandwiched in between a massive “Astronaut” to close out the first set.Following a brief setbreak, the band returned to open their second set with “Mindless Dribble” before launching into the old-school “Vassillios”. With the band firing off on all cylinders, The Biscuits charged forward with a seamless segue of  “Spacebirdmatingcall”, “Voices Insane”, and an inverted “Miracles”, before crashing back into “42” to properly finish the song and close out their second set. The band delivered a lone encore of “Portal To An Empty Head”, marking the song’s first performance of the year.Luckily for fans unable to attend, there’s full-show pro-shot video from Thursday’s show, which you can watch below:The Disco Biscuits – Ogden Theatre – 5/23/2019[Video: The Disco Biscuits]The Disco Biscuits return to Denver’s Ogden Theatre tonight, Friday, May 24th before heading to Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 25th for their headlining blowout with PNUMA Live.For ticketing, a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, and more information, head to The Disco Biscuits’ website.You can check out a full gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of photographer Dave Vann.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 4/23/2019Set One: 42-> Aquatic Ape (inverted)-> Astronaut-> King of the World-> AstronautSet Two: Mindless Dribble-> Vassillios-> Spacebirdmatingcall-> Voices Insane-> Miracles (inverted)-> 42Encore: Portal to an Empty HeadThe Disco Biscuits | The Ogden | Denver, CO | 5/23/19 | Photos: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann via The Disco Biscuits Photo: Dave Vanncenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Student senate approves resolutions, discusses issues

first_imgWhen student body vice president and senior Corey Gayheart came into office, one of his objectives was to make Student Senate a less formal environment, allowing for more conversation and a less rigid structure. “Part of our goals for Senate [was] just to rethink the body itself and make it a little bit more conversational in nature and less authoritative, if that makes sense,” he said. “It was so serious that people didn’t find it enjoyable and we felt that because they didn’t find it enjoyable, they weren’t contributing as much. … We had to hopefully strike the right balance with the tone of it and I think we’ve done that.”Gayheart said adding the Diversity Council chair to Senate has been one of the semester’s biggest accomplishments as it increased student representation and brought a new perspective to the group.“One of the big things that we did last April was adding the Diversity Council chair to the nonvoting block of the Senate,” Gayheart said. “I think that was one of the largest and most beneficial changes, one, because [the Diversity Council needs] to be included in the conversation, and two … they’re going to provide much-needed influence [on] the conversation.”Gayheart said Student Government also hopes to appoint senators to represent academic colleges next semester.Policy-wise, the committees within Senate — Residential Life, Sustainability, Student Finances and Student Safety and Wellness — have gotten a slow start this year, Gayheart said.“[The committees] have taken more time than I anticipated, with policy and whatnot, but they are finally coming to the table,” Gayheart said. “ … They have some very tangible goals and they’re getting ready to roll some of those out next semester. They’ll be doing some surveys with the student body before they draft the policy, and so that’s been a work in progress.”This semester, Senate passed a resolution inherited from last year’s administration proposing that professors include information about mental health resources on campus in their syllabi. “It had passed through the Faculty Senate last year and then it just kind of got lost in the shuffle, so working with the Faculty Senate, we passed it through the Senate and we also passed it through Campus Life Council, and so it went to the Office of Student Affairs desk but also the provost,” Gayheart said. “So, we’re looking at next January, professors should have the mental health information on their syllabi, which we’re very excited about.”In terms of other resolutions, Gayheart said he wants the senators to take control of Senate’s policy agenda in the spring semester.“I think a lot of it will come next semester, if I’m being honest,” Gayheart said. “Policy-wise, I wanted it to be more so be driven by the senators and less by me.”As for his own priorities, Gayheart said he is interested in creating new sustainability initiatives on Notre Dame’s campus. He said he plans to combine different areas of Student Government by having senators work with Executive Cabinet to achieve this goal.“From a policy perspective, I think the sustainability thing is very important,” Gayheart said. “Our new Director for Social Concerns, Kevin Gallagher — he’s been doing a lot in this area. He’s already started working on a national sustainability coalition with a couple different schools and doing an audit of some other schools to see if we can do a zero-waste stadium initiative and working with the Office of Sustainability on actually implementing those.”Gayheart said another issue Senate will be focusing on in the upcoming semester is the cost of laundry on Notre Dame’s campus — looking to either make it free, decrease the price, include the cost of laundry in tuition or roll the cost of laundry into a fee at the beginning of each semester.“The laundry aspect is one of the most important things to us. It’s probably not going to happen this year,” he said. ”That being said, if we can plant the seed and have it happen a year to two years after us, that would be a huge improvement for so many students.”Gayheart said a strong point of this year’s senators is their openness.“People feel comfortable sharing their opinion, even if it is divergent from the norm, which is very important to me,” he said. Gayheart said Senate has faced some significant challenges this semester. The group has had to rotate meeting locations each week, which he said has caused confusion among the group.“One of the weaknesses, again, is the rotating location,” Gayheart said. “I think that has hindered a lot because people are wondering where it is. There’s a different feel to Senate.”In terms of projects, Gayheart said an additional obstacle has been motivating senators to take control of policy aims and ideas.“One of the other weaknesses has been getting senators to understand that they have the ability to draft resolutions and policy. … I’ve really been pushing that in one-on-one settings, being like, ‘Hey, what are your thoughts and ideas?’ And then trying to get them to move it into a more policy-oriented realm. More of that will be coming next semester,” he said.Gayheart said Senate is important because it gives a voice to many different members of the Notre Dame community, including the residence halls, off-campus students, class councils, Student Union Board and more.“I think in terms of representation, [Senate is] the most representative body, and that means something because we have to make sure that we are doing what we need to be doing for the student body,” he said. “And I think [Senate provides] a much-needed check and balance on, one, what [Student Government is] doing, but also they provide their input and opinions on what we’re doing. And that’s so invaluable because we have to make sure that we are doing what the student body wants us to to be doing.”Next semester, Gayheart said Senate is scheduled to hear a presentation from vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding regarding the results of the Inclusive Campus Student Survey, released earlier this semester. In addition, he said the Senate hopes to bring in Campus Dining, Rec Sports, Residential Life and Building Services to speak, among other guests.Concerning Student Senate’s impact on the Notre Dame community as a whole, Gayheart said the policies passed by the Senate are influential and aim to improve the quality of life for a Notre Dame student as well as giving them a voice in the conversation.“It may have been two to three resolutions a semester, but if that hadn’t happened, there would have been less push behind the mental health information on the syllabi. That’s where that originated,” Gayheart said. “Looking to next semester, the free laundry costs, things like that, or the Campus Dining presentation that Eduardo Luna did, that is something that is so invaluable because information gets disseminated to the residence halls in that way, and vice versa, information from the halls and whatnot comes to the Senate. I’d say that’s the first round of where issues come to light and we can see how we can fix that.” Partly due to challenges such as changing locations and the resignation of senators, the Senate seems to have gotten off to a slow start this academic year, in terms of policy. Still, the mental health syllabi resolution is a major accomplishment for the group, and senators have been able to have important discussions and debates with influential administrators and groups on campus. The administration’s goals for the upcoming semester are solid. Hopefully, they can implement them effectively.Grade: B-Tags: 2018 Student Government Insider, Notre Dame Student Senate, Senatelast_img read more

Want Audra McDonald to Record Your Voicemail Greeting?

first_imgPeople don’t often leave voicemails anymore…but if you have six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald greeting your callers, they just might. The Lady Day star is participating in the previously announced second annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, a one-night-only event to raise funds for homeless youth.  This year, the Sleep Out: Broadway Edition executive committee consists of Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block, lyricist and producer Neil Berg, Tony-nominated director/choreographer Jeff Calhoun, Newsies star Capathia Jenkins, Tony winner Denis O’Hare, Disney producer Tom Schumacher and Les Miserables’ Keala Settle. A long list of Broadway participants are donating their time for this terrific cause. For a $35 donation, McDonald will recognize you in a “Cool People Hall of Fame” on her Facebook page. For $100, she will give you a shout-out on Twitter. If you donate $275, McDonald will send a personalized autographed copy of the Lady Day live cast recording. Now here’s where it gets fun: For $500, she will record your voicemail greeting and send it as an MP3 file. And for $1000, the stunning soprano will sing “Happy Birthday” on video to you or a special person of your choosing. Supporters who donate by August 15 will be contacted with details on how to redeem their prize. The Covenant House offers not only an immediate safe haven for homeless, throwaway and runwaway kids in 21 cities, but also provides services to guide them on a path to independent adulthood. On August 17, participants will sit down with kids who live at the Covenant House and the staff who care for them. That night, the adults will take to the pavement and walk in the shoes of the homeless community. McDonald will join the Covenant House’s International Board of Directors in September. View Commentscenter_img Star Files Audra McDonaldlast_img read more

Jonathan Groff Sounds Off on Hamilton Drag, Sex Scenes & More

first_img from $149.00 View Comments Jonathan Groff Related Shows Jonathan Groff took New York by storm in 2006 in Spring Awakening, the musical that earned him a Tony nod and will return to Broadway this year. Nearly nine years later, he’s gone from schoolboy heartthrob to out-and-proud screen favorite. “Heartthrob” still applies. After several small screen stints, including the HBO series Looking (which, despite cancellation, is not gone for good), Groff will return to Broadway this summer in Hamilton, reprising his performance from the downtown engagement at the Public. The incoming king recently sat down with FourTwoNine’s Kevin Sessums and discussed everything from simulated sex scenes (straight and gay) to Looking’s final chapter to his equal-opportunist dating philosophy. Here are seven quotes (and two photos) that caught our eye.On Being In the Closet & Stage Sex with Lea Michele“We never talked about it… We were having such a deep and intense experience doing that show together. But we never talked about my personal life. It is amazing to me, now that I made that part of myself so off-limits that even Lea didn’t ask me about it.”On Being Out of the Closet & Screen Sex with Russell Tovey”It’s so funny to me, because doing a gay sex scene and doing a straight sex scene—except for the different equipment—is the same. Although Russell did fuck me in the show, so I guess that’s a little different. And I fucked him too, yeah. But for me, sex scenes are more about intimacy than they are about sexuality.”On Not Saying Goodbye to Looking Just Yet”I don’t want to let it go yet. I’m not ready to. I am grateful that we at least get to come back and put a little closure on the experience. Because I didn’t get to say goodbye to the experience when I heard the news. We’re all experiencing this together as a group.”On Standing Out in Hamilton”I wear the most ridiculous costume you’ve ever seen. It’s so fucking fun. When they asked me to do it, I just said sure because I love those guys—Lin and Andy and Thomas. I hadn’t even seen it, so I wasn’t even sure what I was saying yes to. It’s basically a cameo. I’m only in it for nine minutes. But the moment pops because of the costume, and I’m white, and no one else is in the cast.”On Madonna’s iPhone Fiasco”That bitch was on her phone. You couldn’t miss it from the stage. It was a black void of the audience in front of us, and her face there perfectly lit by the light of her iPhone through three-quarters of the show. What was funny about it was that she was there that Saturday night, but at that Saturday matinee Michelle Obama was there. We were collecting for Broadway Cares after the show, and Mrs. Obama stayed in the audience, and Lin called her out and the audience applauded for her.”On Dating Zachary Quinto & Gavin Creel (and Civilians!)”I feel like in dating actors the nice thing about it is they understand the schedules involved or having to leave for three months to shoot something and all of that. But when I was dating Gavin and dating Zach, it was more about the people they were instead of the actors they were, which is the same about the people who aren’t actors that I’ve dated. It’s about them as people and not about any careers or jobs they have.”On Not Playing the Conventional Romantic Lead”When I came out, I understood that maybe I wouldn’t be the male romantic lead in a Nicholas Sparks movie. But I’d rather be a working actor and not hiding anything in my personal life. Weirdly, after I came out, I began to get a lot more film and television work. That’s all a way of saying that the reason I don’t mind talking about it over and over is because that is the way acceptance happens, and that’s the way you break down those walls.” Star Files Hamiltonlast_img read more

EIA: Wind now the leading source of renewable generation in the U.S.

first_imgEIA: Wind now the leading source of renewable generation in the U.S. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:Last year saw wind generation in the U.S. overtake hydroelectric generation for the first time, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).Released Wednesday, the figures from the EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” report show that yearly wind generation hit a little over 300 million megawatt hours (MWh) in 2019. This was roughly 26 million MWh more than hydroelectric production.Wind now represents the “most-used renewable electricity generation source” in the U.S., the EIA said.Overall, total renewable electricity generation — which includes sources such as solar photovoltaic, geothermal and landfill gas — at utility-scale facilities hit more than 720 million MWh in 2019, compared to just under 707 million MWh in 2018. To put things in perspective, generation from coal came to more than 966 million MWh in 2019.According to the EIA’s “Today in Energy” briefing, which was also published Wednesday, generation from wind power has grown “steadily” across the last decade.At the end of 2019, the country was home to 103 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity, with 77% of this being installed in the last decade. The U.S. is home 80GW of hydroelectric capacity, according to the EIA.[Anmar Frangoul]More: Wind has become the ‘most-used’ source of renewable electricity generation in the USlast_img read more

Long Island Couple Admits Exploiting Undocumented 7-Eleven Workers

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Head of the Harbor couple has admitted to their role in smuggling undocumented immigrants from Pakistan to work in 7-Eleven stores that they owned on Long Island and stealing their pay.Farrukh and Bushra Baig both pleaded guilty Monday at Central Islip federal court to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain. Farrukh also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. They had been arrested last year.Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, had called the scheme a “modern day plantation system.”U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents had raided more than a dozen of the convenience stores, including some beyond LI, in what authorities had described at the time as one of the biggest busts of its kind in federal law enforcement history. Federal agents raided up to 30 7-Elevens nationwide as a part of the probe.Authorities have said the suspects hid the victims’ immigration status, stole their workers’ wages and forced them to live in illegal boarding houses. Prosecutors said the suspects forced them to pay their rent in cash to cover their tracks. The victims were afraid to report the crimes because they were afraid of being deported or arrested, officials said.The couple is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 18.last_img read more

Homie don’t play that toxic behavior!

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nanci Wilson Nanci started her credit union journey due to lack of kindness.That fact is what led her to close her bank account and open up at a credit union.Ultimately … Web: Details The presence of a single toxic employee can increase turnover of good team members up to 54%.Read that again.It’s frightening to think that one bad fish in a sea of many can taint the waters so badly that the others swim away.What do you mean when you say “toxic”?Toxic behavior includes bad mouthing coworkers and management, spreading your bad mood verbally or by the vibe you are putting out there, and complaining without finding a resolution.That last part really gets me.Complaining without finding a resolution.How many times have you or someone you work with gone on a complaining spree without any sight of valuable steps to make it better?Accountability is an important factor in most situations.Did you mess up?Own it.Did you get caught spewing negativity?Own it.Did you do something out of character?Own it.If you don’t own it and you don’t make an effort to put in the work for change, what are you really doing?You’re being a vital part of the problem, that’s what!As a supervisor or manager, I am positive you get tired of hearing about problems but very rarely hearing about what that employee has done to try to alleviate the issue.It’s exhausting to think about all of the ways each person could have played an active positive role in those moments to rewrite the story.What if we do things differently?What if, when an employee comes to you with an issue, they know that you expect a filled out sheet and a plan to take action?Let me explain.How about we toss the accountability ball at our employees.No big speech. No soap box to stand on. No big glossy poster talking about the I in team.Just a worksheet allowing them to write out what the issue is, how they have tried to handle it, and when to know that it is time for you to step in.And why not add a fun chart to assist the process?Listen, this isn’t rocket science.But maybe if the precedence is set right from the get-go, your potentially toxic employees will know right away that “homie don’t play that”.last_img read more

Police arrest May stabbing suspect in Chemung County

first_imgThe Elmira Police Department says it arrested 31-year-old Terrance J.M. Head of Elmira and charged him with attempted murder in the 2nd degree, assault in the 1st degree and robbery in the 1st degree. Head was arraigned in court and as of Aug. 17 is in the Chemung County Jail with no bail. His arrest date was not announced. ELMIRA, N.Y. (WBNG) — Authorities in Elmira, N.Y. made an arrest in an investigation into a stabbing that occurred in May. Police report Head assaulted, robbed and stabbed a victim at the intersection of Walnut and Water streets in the early morning hours on May 30. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries. He was treated at a hospital. The Elmira Police Department is asking individuals with information about the stabbing to contact it.last_img